Many people feel so self-conscious about imperfect teeth that they try to avoid smiling or laughing completely.
Dr. Steven M. Balloch offers porcelain veneers to revamp smiles. These thin shells conceal cosmetic imperfections.
Find out why you should get porcelain veneers at our Glastonbury, CT, office...
About Porcelain Veneers Understanding the Basics
There are numerous misconceptions of how veneers work. Here are three key points to help you understand how and why they are used.
Thin Porcelain Shells
Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are fitted over the front of a flawed tooth. A small amount of enamel (less than one millimeter) is removed to accommodate the veneer.
Masking Cosmetic Flaws
With dental veneers in place, imperfections on the front of the teeth are hidden from view. Great care is taken to ensure the veneer fits properly and makes your tooth appear pristine.
Veneers are semi-translucent, which means light passes through them just like natural teeth. Even up close, most people won't notice your veneers: only your beautiful smile.
Christina's Story How Dr. Balloch Helped
Speak with an Experienced Cosmetic Dentist Who Cares About Your Needs
Dr. Steven M. Balloch is committed to patients in the Hartford and Glastonbury, CT, area. With more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Balloch provides guidance and a quality of work that you can trust.
Dr. Balloch has received a number of accolades throughout his career. He was featured in the Hartford Advocate's "Best of Hartford" poll, and named "A Top Dentist" by both the Hartford Magazine and Connecticut Magazine. He's also been recognized as a "Top Doc" by WFSB Channel 3 and in the America's Top Dentist guide. Yet this recognition is secondary to his main concern: providing exceptional patient-centered dental care.
For more information about porcelain veneers and other effective cosmetic treatments, contact a skilled dentist online. You can also schedule a consultation by phone at:
"Dr. Balloch Is Second to None" 5-Star Reviews
Having been a licensed clinical social worker, I recognize in others everything from excellence to mediocrity, professionals notwithstanding. Dr. Balloch is the quintessential professional, a dentist who is a perfectionist, innovative, highly skilled, exceptional, caring, concerned, and, second to none. I am satisfied beyond words to have chosen this practice for my dental needs. Thanks to Dr. Balloch, dentist phobia, for me, is nonexistent. I highly recommend Dr. Balloch, and have done so to friends and family. Many thanks, Dr.Balloch, for bringing me this far along. :)View On Google
I highly recommend Dr Balloch and his staff for any dental work. I had extensive restorative and cosmetic work done recently and everything was done perfect. Results were great! From the start, the many trip process was explained in detail, all aspects were communicated clearly. The office was always punctual. One thing I don't have is time to waste, and they didn't waste any of mine. Everyone was very nice and accommodating. Dr Balloch and his assistant Lisa were very caring and concerned about my comfort. They never let me to be in any pain. If I had to do it again I would pick Dr Balloch.View On Google
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers Who Should Undergo Treatment
Aesthetically Flawed TeethPorcelain veneers are designed for people with cosmetic dental concerns. Patients suffering from serious fractures and dental health issues instead require restorative treatment.
Sufficient Enamel in PlaceSince enamel needs to be removed for the dental veneer, patients need to have healthy teeth with enough enamel in place. This ensures the treatment succeeds without leaving your teeth overly sensitive or vulnerable to damage.
Realistic Expectations About TreatmentAs with all dental treatments, it's important for patients to have realistic expectations about the risks and benefits of the procedure, proper aftercare, and the cost of dental veneers.
Smile Gallery See How Veneers Can Change Your Smile
Contact a Trusted Cosmetic Dentist Committed to Patient Satisfaction
Dr. Balloch began private practice in 1984. In the decades since, he has helped countless people in the Hartford and Glastonbury, CT, area experience improved confidence and dental health.
Dr. Balloch is a consummate professional. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA), the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI).
To learn more about dental veneers and other methods of enhancing your smile, contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center. You can also schedule a consultation by phone at:
A Leading Glastonbury Dentist Who Takes Time to Listen
After a lot of research, I decided to go to Dr. Balloch for cosmetic dentistry because of the stellar work displayed on his website, and the great reviews his practice has received. The staff at Dr. Balloch's office is very personable and skilled. I immediately felt very comfortable with Dr. Balloch. He has a warm, calm demeanor and really listens to what your dental goals are and provides you with options to achieve them. I didn't at any point feel like he was trying to push me to do work I didn't feel comfortable with. The cost was reasonable and I couldn't be happier with the job he did on my veneers! The size, color and texture blend so well with the rest of my teeth, they look so natural. I feel so comfortable with my smile now!
I have been going here for years. They are very caring and competent. Any procedures that I have had done here have been next to pain free. They have been known to stop and make sure that everything was okay when working on me. I was always fine and I have even experienced them calling me later to check on me. I wholeheartedly recommend this office.View On Google
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure A Timeline for Treatment
Porcelain veneers can do the work of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures.
The Cost of Dental Veneers Budgeting for a Beautiful Smile
Average Cost of VeneersThe average cost of dental veneers ranges from $900 to $2,400 and per tooth depending on the complexity of the case. We can provide a cost estimate and breakdown during your visit.
Financing OptionsWe offer CareCredit® and other payment plans to split the total cost of treatment into more manageable monthly installments. This makes dental veneers possible for many patients.
Discussing Patient ConcernsWe want you to be confident about getting dental veneers. We will discuss the cost of treatment and potential alternatives during your consultation so you can have a beautiful smile without serious financial strain.
Giving Patients Many Reasons to Smile A Dentist Who Puts Glastonbury First
Outstanding. Hard to describe how beautiful my teeth look. I was a complicated case, and Dr. Balloch and his entire team was completely focused on ensuring everything worked perfectly. I had many extra visits (due to my own issues) and I was always given priority and extra care. The temporaries were so beautiful it was hard to believe the permanents would be even better--but they are. All issues resolved and I couldn't be happier. Tremendous service by the entire staff and amazing outcome. Highly recommend.View On Google
Dr. Balloch is the best dentist that I have ever had. He is very gentle, professional and offers extremely high quality. He has been our family Dentist since 2005, and we have been very happy with the outcome of every procedure. Additionally, the Office Staff, his Assistants, and the Hygienist are all wonderful!View On Google